Day Camp 2020

FAQ - What will Day Camp look like in 2020?

What is small group camping?

Campers will be placed in small groups. They will stay with the same counselor and group of campers for all of their activities throughout the week.

What about majors? Can I still do Horseback Riding?

The only choices this summer will be to register for Best of Camp or Horseback Riding Camp. All other majors have been eliminated due to the transition to the small group camping model. However, we will still be able to do most of the favorite camp activities here at Chestnut Ridge.

What activities will we do?

Each small group will participate in a variety of age-appropriate camp favorites which may include things like swimming in the pool, inflatable lake toys, archery, hayride to farm, zipline, high challenge course, slingshots, campfires, worship, games, tree climbing, canoeing, kayaking, big swing, hike to big rock, arts & crafts, disc golf, and more! 

Campers will only participate in horseback riding if they specifically sign up for Horseback Riding Camp.

What about food service?

Each day camper needs to bring their own lunch. Camp will provide snacks. Please bring a lunch that does not need to be refrigerated or reheated.

Will you still offer the daily bus transportation from Chapel Hill?

Yes, this bus service will still be offered with some modifications. You can read more here.

Will campers have to remain 6ft apart for social distancing?

It is not realistic to expect campers to remain 6ft apart at all times. However, we will encourage and teach campers to give one another space this summer. We will plan for games and activities that allow for campers to have their own space. We will eliminate games and activities that require close contact, hand holding, etc.

Will we wear masks?

We are asking campers to bring a mask/bandanna/face covering with them. At this time we only plan to utilize those when indoors for inclement weather. Staff may use masks at other times when close contact with campers is required, such as check-in, or helping a camper with a harness or life jacket, or assisting them onto a horse. 

What other safety protocols are in place?

Click here to read detailed protocols we have developed in conjunction with Orange County Health Dept which include pre-screening, frequent hand washing and enhanced cleaning.

Can I request my camper to be placed in a small group with a friend?

Yes! Login to your account to submit the Buddy/Friend request. Watch how to do so here. Requests must be mutual and in the same age group. We will do our best to honor requests. 

Any other forms to fill out?

Yes. As usual, camper families need to complete the Health Form and waivers in the online registration. Additionally, there is a new release form related to coronavirus that you will need to sign electronically in your account.

Have additional questions?

You can reach us at 919-304-2178 or